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Old 07-22-09, 09:39 PM
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I just finished toying with this Bridgestone 200 for my spouse a couple of days ago:



Garage sale find: ten bucks! It needed new tires right away, a drivetrain cleaning and brake adjustment, and then we experimented with handlebars. We removed the original drops, tried some moustache bars and decided against them, and then went with these riser bars and Ergon grips. The frame was in nearly perfect condition, as are the rims. And the original saddle is swapped with a Brooks borrowed from her other bike for the moment. All told, it's a really nice ride now, and hopefully it'll see some serious couple-riding time in the coming months. And amazingly cheap: not counting the grips and saddle, the whole thing is up and running for under thirty bucks.
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Just picked up a Niko 'Mystere' from local CL. I thought daughter #2 might like it when she gets home from camp. If not I figured I could easily get back the $85 it cost, and then some. Sorry, no pic as I got it home after dark. Very lightweight Tange frame, Diacompe brakes, and Suntour derailleurs, Rigida rims, upright bars which I know this girl will like when I add cork grips. Paint is a little rough and not improved by the seller's (?) efforts to touch it up with some Testor's and a small brush. But it rides nicely enough that 13-y-o son, who has an red aluminum Specialized Hardrock, and wife, who keeps saying the family Huffy is good enough for her...want one one for themselves!

The only info I can find about this bike was from the archives here and suggested that Niko was a mid 80s house brand of the LA bike shop Bikeology, and the bikes themselves were identical to Centurion.

Daughter #1 got a sweet Miyata mixte a few weeks ago, daughter #2 gets this one (if she likes it), now do I need to look for a mixte for wife, and another for son? And how about me? I have seen and not pursued a couple of Panasonics, a Fuji, and another Miyata recently...

pic to follow but it will be a few days.
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I posted this elsewhere as well. I bought a Centurion mixte frame back in April. Finally got around to building it (I was waiting for the "right" donor to arrive). I also went ahead and installed 700c wheels, rather than the stock 27s.

Its a Centurion Lemans 12, Tange Champion 5 tubing. I think it is a 1984. Its a keeper, at least for now.

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Just wanted to post my Fuji Mixte one last time... this should be the last incarnation of it. Unless of course I change the wheels and put a triple crank on it, or paint it, or...
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Beeeeeeeeeutiful bike! $10 find! wow...enjoy!
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Originally Posted by wrk101
I posted this elsewhere as well. I bought a Centurion mixte frame back in April. Finally got around to building it (I was waiting for the "right" donor to arrive). I also went ahead and installed 700c wheels, rather than the stock 27s.

Its a Centurion Lemans 12, Tange Champion 5 tubing. I think it is a 1984. Its a keeper, at least for now.

I'm green with envy what was the donor's pedigree?
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Just wanted to post my Fuji Mixte one last time... this should be the last incarnation of it. Unless of course I change the wheels and put a triple crank on it, or paint it, or...
No need to mess with perfection. Just collect some more.
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Originally Posted by wrk101
I posted this elsewhere as well. I bought a Centurion mixte frame back in April. Finally got around to building it (I was waiting for the "right" donor to arrive). I also went ahead and installed 700c wheels, rather than the stock 27s.

Its a Centurion Lemans 12, Tange Champion 5 tubing. I think it is a 1984. Its a keeper, at least for now.

i picked up what looks like that same bike today - same tubing and everything

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Peugeot Mixte....1974?

Hello everyone....I joined last night as I am eagerto learn as much as I can about these bicycles called Mixte.....I had my oringinal Peugeot stolen last month so i went out and bought a Peugeot Mixte on Craigs List......It was sitting in a garage for years.don't know how many....needed new tires, tubes, brakes...I changed handle bars. I am so happy with this bicycle......It rides.......glides so smooth........a few photos I took this afternoon in Central Park......what do you think? I also added the water bottle holder and the rear rack....I'm thinking of adding fenders..what do you think?
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Originally Posted by julesray
Hello everyone....I joined last night as I am eagerto learn as much as I can about these bicycles called Mixte.....I had my oringinal Peugeot stolen last month so i went out and bought a Peugeot Mixte on Craigs List......It was sitting in a garage for years.don't know how many....needed new tires, tubes, brakes...I changed handle bars. I am so happy with this bicycle......It rides.......glides so smooth........a few photos I took this afternoon in Central Park......what do you think? I also added the water bottle holder and the rear rack....I'm thinking of adding fenders..what do you think?
Pretty sweet.. I would have found a set of Northroad bars instead of the highrisers, but if it's what you had and paid for then good deal..
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Originally Posted by juls
No need to mess with perfection. Just collect some more.
Thanks...
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Originally Posted by julesray
Hello everyone....I joined last night as I am eagerto learn as much as I can about these bicycles called Mixte.....I had my oringinal Peugeot stolen last month so i went out and bought a Peugeot Mixte on Craigs List......It was sitting in a garage for years.don't know how many....needed new tires, tubes, brakes...I changed handle bars. I am so happy with this bicycle......It rides.......glides so smooth........a few photos I took this afternoon in Central Park......what do you think? I also added the water bottle holder and the rear rack....I'm thinking of adding fenders..what do you think?
https://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_m.html#mixte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Step-through_frame
https://www.rijwiel.net/kruisf2e.htm

These three sites should be a good place to start finding out about the frames we call Mixtes. Iíve as yet not been able to find out which bike company came up with this frame design first, or how old the design really is. Information about Mixtes seems somewhat hard to come by...

P.S. Great find... that's a great looking Mixte you've got there.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
i picked up what looks like that same bike today - same tubing and everything

Same bike for sure, but yours has original components. Nice find!

Mine has a bit of this and that. I took Suntour AR components off a Sanwa donor I had, along with the crankset, freewheel, chain and bottom bracket (I would have preferred ARX, but I didn't have any at the time). I prefer DT shifters, so left the stem shifters on the donor bike and took a NOS set of Suntour DT that I had in the parts bin. My 700c wheels came off a mystery Miyata I am trying to figure out what to do with, the Sanwa rear wheel is taco'd. As a keeper I figured it would be better with 700s. If I let it go, I will swap out the wheels with something else.

When I bought the frame, it did come with the original crankset, but it was in poor condition (as was it's bottom bracket).
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Thanks for the welcome

and thanks for the replys......I am so happy with this bicycle.............I know sometimes less is more but in adding fenders, would I take away from the beauty of this bicycle? Anyone care to answer? I can't find the handle bars that were mentioned. What do they look like? Safe riding to all.
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Here's mine, being ridden by my wife's sister



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Welcome julesray,
Nice find? Wonderful paint. I think fenders would really dress her up and save that great frame/also think the bars are beautiful. I have one of those sprung saddles; ugly but comfy for sure! As for bike thieves: May theflea of a thousand camels infect their crotch.......................
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Welcome julesray,
Nice find! Wonderful paint. I think fenders would really dress her up and save that great frame/also think the bars are beautiful. I have one of those sprung saddles; ugly but comfy for sure! As for bike thieves: May the fleas of a thousand camels infect their crotch.......................

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Picked up the Shogun several weeks ago for my youngest daughter and just picked up the SR for my oldest. Changed out the rims, handlebars, and pedals on the SR.


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Is it me, or are there multiple "show your mixte" threads out there?
Well, no matter -- I am always glad to show off my Marianne!






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Okay, folks, here's your chance!

I've started a new mixte appreciation blog called The Mixte Gallery. The first mixte to be honored is the Peugeot U018 owned by BF's Turtlewoman. Go over, check out her bike, and give her compliments.

The next mixte in the queue is Veloria's Marianne; her bike will be posted in a few days.

But I need more mixtes! If you want your mixte featured on The Mixte Gallery, please go over to the link above. There is a link to submit your mixte on the site.
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Okay, folks, here's your chance!

I've started a new mixte appreciation blog called The Mixte Gallery. The first mixte to be honored is the Peugeot U018 owned by BF's Turtlewoman. Go over, check out her bike, and give her compliments.

The next mixte in the queue is Veloria's Marianne; her bike will be posted in a few days.

But I need more mixtes! If you want your mixte featured on The Mixte Gallery, please go over to the link above. There is a link to submit your mixte on the site.
Mixte pics sent.
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Hi folks,

Wow...there are some stunning bikes on this thread!!

I'm new to this forum and am the proud owner of a 1984 Centurion Accordo Mixte. Serial Number N4E6815. I live in Sydney, Australia and use my bike for recreation and grocery shopping.

I swapped the drop handlebars for moustache handlebars as I found the drops too twitchy for me (this bike is my first road bike...I'd been riding an MTB before and don't have the greatest sense of balance). Sacrilege, you might say, but it works for me.

I bought my bike on eBay last year. It was a one-owner job - a guy had bought it new for his wife for her to go riding with him. She rode it three times and hated it (must be those drop handlebars! :-) ) and it had sat in his garage since then. So I got a bike in pristine condition, no modifications, factory spec gears, brakes etc, no rust, nothing to do but have it checked over by the bike shop, a quick tweek to the rear derailleurs, swap the saddle for a gel model and get riding. I swapped the handlebars after a week, I just felt too precarious with the drop bars.

Here's a pic of my lovely bike... (I call her Petunia!)

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Wow. Beautiful, FegieGirl! I'd love to have some pics of that for my Mixte Gallery blog (go up a couple posts, or click the link in my signature. The mechanic at my LBS has exactly the same model, set up almost exactly like yours (different handlebar grips is the only difference I notice). If you submit your mixte for the gallery, I'll probably post it alongside the one from the mechanic.

Gnome: I got your email. FYI, I plan to wait a few days in between posting new mixtes. If I build up too much of a backlog of submitted bikes, I'll start posting more often, but for now I want to give every submitter a few days in the sun before putting a new bike up. I think I have
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Marianne

What a stunner! That is one simply beautiful bike, Veloria. I've clicked on your blog and read more about her.
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Originally Posted by julesray
and thanks for the replys......I am so happy with this bicycle.............I know sometimes less is more but in adding fenders, would I take away from the beauty of this bicycle? Anyone care to answer? I can't find the handle bars that were mentioned. What do they look like? Safe riding to all.
Velo Orange is a good source for handlebars https://www.velo-orange.com/haandst.html

and fenders https://www.velo-orange.com/fenders.html

Or try Rivendell Bikes.
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